The Wife was sleeping yesterday (it was a public holiday in the UK, and I seem to be coping a lot better with the IAD
these days!), but you knows we loves you, and just to show it we gots three tracks for you today... in case you missed us.
One of the most popular social networking sites MySpace launched MySpace Music sometime last year which gave anyone with a PC and a microphone the ability to make their own homepage (complete with streaming mp3's, photo's, live dates and blogs) in minutes.
By January 2005 300,000 bands/musicians had signed up and were streaming their music to the world.
Clicking on MySpace search page
and searching by "Influences" or "Sounds Like" categories can turn up some interesting results. Here's some of the good stuff that I discovered. If you like what you hear and want to hear more, then click on each image to visit the artists MySpace page, where you can stream 4 tracks, check gig dates or even say hello...
Hazel Jane - Come Down.mp3
Hazey Jane is a solo artist from Edinburgh, Scotland and music is her lifeblood. Bored of disciplined music teaching methods she taught herself guitar at 15, but only began to write songs when she discovered alternate tunings. Since she has uprooted to London and has been detuning her guitar and writing songs largely because of the reverence she felt for Nick Drake, who also provided her with her stage name. Because of Dundee band 'The Hazey Janes' she is sometimes known as Hazey Jane II, or I, but there are no hard feelings between the two. Hazey Jane likes to play the wine glasses from time to time and even the fiddle, but mainly she just plays guitar and sings... She is now also in a band with the talented and attractive mimi yeah where no acoustic guitars are allowed, but that is another tale for another time...
Diamond Caverns - Zodiac (With Red Hunter).mp3
This year the wildly bearded David Bryant released two CD-R releases as part of the Celebrate Magic Hands collective imprint. Under the moniker Diamond Caverns, the first record was titled Little Song and the second was dubbed Orange. Diamond Caverns is, orignally, a famous Kentucky natural cavern spot which includes Mammoth Cavern and others. Now a popular tourist trap, the caverns can be explored by anyone insterested in spelunking there way though the wonder beneath the earth. Bryant, who resides in Austin, taps into the caverns of Kentucky singing very southern influenced folk tunes... read more
Billy Bates - Beauty Crawls.mp3
Wouldn't like to bore you all with a one in 6 billion variations of life..... Willing to work with other musicians with similar interests especially a good percussion player ^^.., so do contact me if interested. CHEERS......... Tunes that have been uploaded are still to be finnished as you probably noticed.
Influences: Mostly people that can improvise...this is most important to me, some examples.... Allan HoldsWorth, Bjork, John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Jeff Buckley, John McLaughlin, Bela Bartok, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Faiz Ali Faiz, Frank Zappa, Scott Henderson, ect ect...